- 02-03-2013, 09:57 AM #1
Does anyone know if Programs like these work with Windows 8?
Dataviz Documents to Go
Thinkfree Office Mobile
or does anyone know of a full-functioning, feature-rich Office Substitute?
I would like it to:
- Be able to Create PPT Slide shows, Edit them, Re-order them, Play & Control them, etc..
- Have complex Word Docx & Excel XLSX Creation & Editing functions, with lots of options & toolbars, etc
- Be Intuitive and make good use of space & movements etc
- Function similarly to Windows Office 2003, AT LEAST
- 02-03-2013, 10:13 AM #3
Are you using Windows 8 RT or full blown Windows 8?
RT comes with Office 2013 Home & Student which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote (there's no known substitutes in this regard).
Full blown Windows 8 doesn't come bundled with any productivity suites, but you're free to install your own.
Why do you want a substitute?
- 02-03-2013, 11:50 AM #4
02-03-2013, 03:55 PM #8
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if you're talking about windows 8, I don't think there really is a substitute. I'll explain:
If you're using a Microsoft OS in the first place then you're on the wrong platform to be looking for a MS Office substitute as it runs better and has more features, and is laid out better than any other office suite. Why do you think that was the primary reason that excel and word overtook corel and lotus? Because it was a better product. I am a heavy excel user and I think the only office suite to come close on windows is corel word perfect suite. Other wise, I think LibreOffice and Open Office are too slow and clunky. I think google docs is too light-featured so it isn't good for much besides basic word processing and basic spreadsheets. iWork is probably one of the better ones too, but its only for Mac.
Let me ask, is there a reason you don't like office? If its because they want people to go the subscription route, you can buy office home and student for 139.99$. Other wise Corel for windows or Lotus would be my second choice although I haven't used any lotus products for like 15 years now so I wouldn't know unfortunately.
- 02-03-2013, 07:37 PM #9
exactly what I want is to pay for a stand-alone version of Office whatever version, for the Nokia 920
The reasons why i dont like the Office-esque thing installed in Windows Phone 8, is because I dont see it as an Office Program at all..
Taking away such very basic tools such as Built-in Outline Bullets & Numbering Buttons forces anyone with any sort of Office need to use their online cloud office services.
in fact, the entire office development for windows phone 8 is exactly for this reason alone.. to give them access to an endless stream of private personal & corporate information..what any marketing, development, and R&D team would throw their teamleader into the volcano for
by creating an experience the end user hates so much, we'd be forced to resort to things like their office 365, and their own windows 8 tablet
its an attempt to increase sales of their office 365 cloud products, giving everyone access to their documents ONLY if our personal data is first transferred through their own online servers for review, inspection, idea fraud, & theft
and if the customer doesn't like that option, he is forced into spending money on a Windows 8 tablet device, and learn to carry it around along with their Windows 8 phone, again, just to be able to do the very most basic of office-related things
That would be all well and good if Windows Phone 8 Phones looked something like the Asus Padfone 2 and could snap into a Windows8 Tablet
Windows Phone 8 needs a Windowed-mode function, similar to a regular desktop experience, just as Windows 8 full version has, which allows it not only compatibility, but useability
its like the whole Mobile Office thing has been abandoned just so they can enjoy more swiping than any human should ever have to perform..
Even the office version that came with Win Mobile 2003 was way more useful than this Office13 Mobile 8 thingy, thats really just a marketing tease to try and dupe everyone into other services..
I guess I may just have to wait around for a Firefox OS, and hope they dont go the route of the silly-swipers
The reason I want a phone with more than basic call & text functionality is simply so i can be more productive.. I needed a PDA because it was a device that bridged the Office gap between my Desktop, Laptop, & Phone
Since 2003 I have hoped for PPT Creating & Editing software, and I thought for sure Word would be WAY more advanced, MUCH more like the Full Desktop versions..
but nope.. we've seemed to have taken off in the wrong direction.. bassackwards
Android has Office programs that function WAY more similarly to desktop Office, for PPTX, PDF, DOCX, XLSX, and more. but who on earth would really trust google, the only reason they likely even made an OS was to obtain Customer demographic & Psychographic info.. I'm sure the Android Phone was thought up by their marketing team as yet another tool for researching users.
But even if Android made a stylus-operated, Windowed-interface-based OS, I'd use it.. Does anyone actually need to Swipe their Office Documents into creation with their thumb as their on their little tricycle?
No.. and its impossible to do so.. U need to sit down and make and compose a good office document, if not, then you'd use Note, One-Note, Wordpad, or a Plain Text Editor...
i mean.. i feel like i'm the only person left on earth who needs a phone with Office functionality and would prefer the Windows 7-desktop-like interface.. a version of Windows 6 which is more like the Windows 7 x86 platform..
Windows 7 mobile i guess was released too early, and the name was stolen which should rightly belong to a mobile OS modeled more after the Windows 7 Desktop OS
what a messed up world we live in.
- 02-03-2013, 07:51 PM #10
on another note, I'm envisioning a Windows Mobile 8 Mobile Device with a stylus that has a finger tip-like pad at the bottom, and a telescoping thickness as wide as a pencil, that you could use in basic windowed mode as accurately and fluently as you use your actual finger in Windows 8 Floaty mode..
maybe the back of the stylus has a remote control for PPT Switching when aimed at the mobile device connected to the Projector with its HDMI-Mini-Out Cable
and I click on Office Word and a Beautiful mini-desktop office Word appears, and lets me tap buttons on the toolbar, zoom the toolbar in or out independently of the Document, and compose Docs similar to what i could do on my Desktop or Tablet
and the phone Docks right into my Windows 8 Tablet which I bought simply because windows Phone 8 works like Windows 8 OS.. with a Windowed Mode for people who dont swipe..
thanks CEO Stevie Ballmer for your complete lack of Vision and your hair-salon marketing tactics..
- 02-03-2013, 08:34 PM #11
You're asking in the wrong section of the forum. You should be posting this in Windows Phone 8, not Windows 8.
Just to answer your question, no, there aren't any alternative Office Suites available on Windows Phone.
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